Decorating & Design

January 2, 2018

This Home Will Inspire You To Be Fearless With Decorating This Year!

Who says you have to play by the rules when decorating a heritage home? Certainly not the undaunted owners of this 1880s house in Toronto’s Little Italy neighborhood. Genevieve Makinson, a former florist, and her husband, James Aitken, along with their children, Pete and Anastasia, have let instinct guide their design choices, and they haven’t regretted it yet. “For me it’s about letting go of fear,” she says. See inside the space where designer wallpapers provide eye-catching backdrops for unique artworks, and iconic accessories sit atop vintage furniture.

Author: Lauren Flanagan

Michael Graydon


House & Home October 2017


Kitchen and bathroom design, Lesley Macmillan, Trianon Design.